PS3 CFW: An Overview
The PlayStation 3 console proved quite a bit more difficult to crack than its predecessors, but in 2010, the PS Jailbreak, a dongle containing custom firmware for the PS3, was released. Since then, a wide variety of PS3 CFW has been released. So what it really is and how you can use it to jailbreak your PS3 you can find out in this post and you can find more info about it in our how to jailbreak ps3 4.41 post.
PS3 CFW allows PS3 owners to do things with their consoles that Sony never intended. They can develop and run homebrew software, install Linux and control some hardware settings like fan speeds.Most importantly, however, installing PS3 Custom Software allows users to play pirated commercial games.
Can PS3 CFW Run on Any PS3?
No. At the moment,it can only be installed on PS3 running certain versions of the official firmware. At the present time, only PS3s running official firmware version 4.41 or below can take PS3 custom firmware. This was made possible with the introduction of the firmware generator which allows you to get the perfect .PUP file for your console version.
How Do You Install PS3 CFW
- Download the official tool from HERE
- Choose your firmware version and PS3 type
- Click Generate
- You will get the firmware that you need to put on USB and Update
You can find more info and step by step guide on our PS3 Jailbreak 4.41 post
Download PS3 Custom Firmware Generator [May 2013]
Here you can download the latest version that supports firmwares up to 4.41 , use it to get your CFW Needed for the Jailbreak
PS3 Custom Firmware Generator allows you to generate package update (PUP) file. To install it, simply put the PUP on a USB stick or the PS3′s hard drive and run it like you would any official firmware update. The process may take a few minutes, but it’s completely automated.
What Firmware Versions Have CFW?
Although many will claim that you can only install CFW on a PS3 running official firmware 3.55 and below, there is custom firmware based on firmware all the way up to 4.41, the newest version as of this writing. It’s best to install a CFW based on the latest official firmware, as this allows you to play pirated games without having to find special patched versions.
PS3 CFW is a bit difficult to get up and running, but the money you save by being able to play pirated games is significant.